Election for vice president to be held 6 August, counting on same day

Polls to elect the new vice president of India will be held on 6 August, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday. Counting of the votes will also take place on the same day. 

The schedule for the vice-presidential election was finalised at a meeting of Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey.

Venkaiah Naidu is the current vice president. His term will end in August.

To find his successor, the EC will issue the election notification on 5 July and the last date for filing nomination papers will be 19 July.

The scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on 20 July and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is 22 July.

Members of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, including nominated members, form the electoral college for the vice-presidential election.

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